Astounding, elusive mushrooms that grant sensuous, unique scents to pasta, meats, salamis, cheeses, honey - all kind of dishes indeed - grow in privileged zones, from Calabria up to Piedmont. The harvest of the black truffle, and of the white, precious Magnatum Pico, is “the” culinary event in each fall. November celebrates them with fairs and festivals, that trigger migrations of restaurant owners, fans, foodies in general. Among all the events, the truffle fair in Alba, centrally located between the Barolo, Barbaresco, Roero, and Barbera wine countries, is no doubt the bigger. Wine and food lover’s can’t miss it, once in the lifetime at least, like a real pilgrimage.
This special foodies trip - for no more than 8 people - just when the scent of fresh truffles wafts the air, is a non stop tasting of the best truffle dishes, of the finest cheeses and, ça va sans dire, of the great Monferrato and Langhe wines, right when winemakers, relaxed after the harvest, are more willing to offer their wines.
We meet in Monferrato, drive the Moscato valley, up to the Alta Langa, and then to the heart of the precious Barolo wine zone.